Doctor Joseph Afram /Center for Obesity Surgery has been named an American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The ASBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of excellent outcomes in bariatric surgery.
To earn a Center of Excellence designation, Dr Joseph Afram/Center of Obesity Surgery underwent a series of site inspections including all aspects of the program and its efficacy and safety that were closely examined and data on health outcomes were collected.
Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), is an organization dedicated to pursuing surgical excellence, and safety, and formulated and established the rigorous standards. Upon thorough and detailed inspection of the practices, outcomes, and safety. Dr Joseph Afram/Center of Obesity Surgery were approved as a Center Of Excellence by the (ASBS).
Bariatric surgery when performed correctly is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity and its complications. By definition, Bariatric Surgeons with Center of Excellence practice top quality care ensuring efficacy and safety of the procedure.
Dr Joseph Afram/ Center of Obesity Surgery has taken the extra steps by offering a comprehensive program including:
- Extensive pre-operative evaluation and preparation
- Psychological evaluation
- Pre and post-op behavior modification program run by our psychologist, dietician, in weekly support groups
- Personal trainer Diet counseling with our registered dietician
- Life long follow up
Dr. J. Afram M.D., F.A.C.S.
Medical Director Joseph D. Afram, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board certified surgeon with extensive experience in the surgical treatment of severe obesity since 1983. Read More
Mohamed M.H. Kalan, MD
An Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery and
the Associate Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at The George Washington University Hospital. Read More
Maria Zimmitti, Ph.D.
Dr. Zimmitti is the President and Clinical Director of Maria Zimmitti, Ph.D. & Associates, an organization which provides evaluation and therapy services to children and adults. Read More
Dr Eric Khairalla
One of few physicians in the nation to be board certified in both medicine and surgery. Read More
Rebecca Mohning M.S., R.D., L.D.
A registered dietitian that has been working in the field of medical nutrition therapy for over 10 years. Read More
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED Certified (AHA), NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach, AFPA Functional Sports Exercise Specialist, AFPA Trainer of Special Populations, Bariatric Exercise Specialist. Read More
Sally Ford, Office Manager
Sally is the Office Operations Manager. She has over 24 years of Office & Hospital medical training. Read More
Colina Pugh, Accounts Manager
Colina has extensive knowledge and experience in health insurance claims and appeals. Read More